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Jessi Pierce, Alexis Pearson, and Fred Veinfurt
Raising the bar on top-shelf hockey content with Jessi Pierce and Alexis Pearson. Covering all things hockey with a Minnesota lean.
4 days ago
#62. Where the Wild Goals Are, Guest: Dane Mizutani
So...sorry Paul Fenton? The GM who shall not be named might have made the right calls with a few Wild players currently lighting the lamp as the Minnesota Wild have become one of the most offensively dominant teams in the Honda West. The Pioneer Press’ Dane Mizutani joins us to breakdown more of the red hot team.
Feb 22, 2021
#61. Off The Record, Guest: Kirsten Krull
The Minnesota Wild are back in action and our guest Kirsten Krull joins us to talk about her new role with the team. We’ve got lip lettuce, Lake Tahoe, and slick skates to talk about too, all in episode 61.
Feb 14, 2021
#60. Baidoo Boogie, Guest Jeff Baidoo
Mikko Koivu has officially retired, should his number be retired too? NHL Covid updates and Jeff Baidoo of the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hockey joins us to talk about his new role in creating more equality in the sport we all love.
Feb 8, 2021
#59. Hockey Pause Round ???? Guest: Dave Schwartz
We’ve been here before: COVID tries to steal hockey from us yet again but never fear, KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz is ready to suit up for your hockey entertainment. Dave joins us to talk the sports broadcast and hockey coaching lifestyle, and Jessi and Alexis debate best goal cellys.
1 hr 8 min
Feb 1, 2021
#58. The Kenya Ice Lions, Guest: Pato
We absolutely LOVE to see the game of hockey grow; that’s why we couldn’t be more excited to have Pato, assistant captain of the Kenya Ice Lions, join us to talk all about the sport’s growth in a very untraditional market. That plus your Whitecaps/Wild updates, plus we cast more way too early votes for Kaprizov for Calder.
Jan 25, 2021
#57. Moore Hockey, Guest Hayley Moore
Alexis is back on the air, Jessi’s back at the X, all seems right in the hockey world. We’ve got news from both the NHL and NWHL, plus badass Boston Pride president Hayley Moore joins us to talk about her new role in the AHL.
Jan 18, 2021
#56. Let’s Play Hockey, Guest: Matt Boldy
The future is here! We talk with Minnesota Wild prospect and World Champion Matt Boldy about what it felt like to win gold and his excitement about coming to the State of Hockey. And what are we excited about this season? Other than Kirill Kaprizov of course.
Jan 11, 2021
#55. Voice of the Wild. Guest: Kevin Falness
Training camp is just about in the books and the 2020-21 season is finally upon us. We talk Wild with guest Kevin Falness and continue on the Matt Boldy cheer train with a gold medal recap.
Dec 31, 2020
#54. 1 year down with guest Jamie Hersch
One year, 365 days, 12 months — 2020 was a doozy in a lot of ways but it also brought us to you! Our inaugural guest Jamie Hersch helps us celebrate the one-year mark at Bardown Beauties in episode 54.
Dec 21, 2020
#53. HULL...Jude Hull
Another Minnesota Wild player is out indefinitely, and sadly the youth sports pause continues a bit longer. But don’t worry, our guest Jude Hull (yes, of that Hull bloodline) helps cheer us up in episode 53.
Dec 14, 2020
#52. What’s up Doc? Guest: Mike “Doc” Emerick
How do you even introduce our episode 52 guest? You don’t. When it’s legend Doc Emrick, you let him introduce himself. We’ll hear some new stories from Doc, plus: Kaprizov skates in St. Paul and playing a game of is it Nick or Nico? Two forwards confusing us with their uncanny resemblance as the Minnesota Wild get back on the ice at TRIA
1 hr 26 min
Dec 7, 2020
#51 Be BOLD, Guest: Blake Bolden
Kaprizov has landed stateside, outdoor NHL games, and we've got NWHL AND Bardown Beauties jerseys to talk about. Plus is 'The Tourney' going to happen in 2021? LA Scout and growth inclusion specialist Blake Bolden also joins to tell us how she has managed to be such a kickass woman in hockey.
Nov 30, 2020
#50. Fishing Secrets, Guest Keith Ballard
Former Gopher and NHL blueliner Keith Ballard joins us to celebrate milestone episode 50 where we find out if he really majored in underwater basket weaving as suggested by Paul Martin...That, plus college hockey and NWHL bubbles, Kendall Coyne breaking more glass ceilings & the Minnesota Wild tendy debate.
Nov 23, 2020
#49. Rink Rat Pause, Guest David La Vaque
A pause for our local rinks, but could the NHL be close to finalizing a firmer schedule of return? Star Tribune reporter David La Vaque joins us to talk about high school sports coverage and his book, ‘Tourney Time’ in episode 49
Nov 16, 2020
#48. Pizza & Puck with Dave Starman
Dave Starman gives us his pizza breakdown and NCAA return to the ice outlook as college hockey gets underway. Plus, retro jersey love, mascot debate update and your questions for the Beauts answered all in our 48th episode.
1 hr 14 min
Nov 9, 2020
#47. M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A with guest Paul Martin
14-year retired NHL vet Paul Martin joins us from the bench of his alma mater, Gopher Hockey, to talk college puck, and Jessi and Alexis dive into NHL return scenarios and debate the Minnesota Wild’s best blue-liners.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 1, 2020
#46. Leading Lady for USA, Guest: Katie Million
We weigh in on the great Minnesota Wild uni debate, does Mitch Miller deserve redemption, the loss of Travis Roy. Our guest this week is USA Hockey’s Katie Million, Director of Women’s National Team Programs for the U.S. Women’s Team.
Oct 25, 2020
#45. Hi Chah-lie! Guest: Charlie Coyle
We’re back and bigger and better than ever. Boston Bruins forward and Minnesota’s longtime favorite sweetheart Charlie Coyle helps us kick off Season 2 with talk on free agency, trades, bubble life and pondering whether or not the Winter Classic actually makes it to Minnesota in 2022...
Oct 19, 2020
#44. Bardown Beauties ‘Best of’ Week 2: Jessi’s Favorite
So close to starting a brand new season of Bardown Beauties Podcast! Only one more item of business left before moving on. Jessi gets to pick her favorite moments from Season 1, and some of these are a doozy. Among her picks includes appearances from Jamie Hersch, Carly Zucker, Wes Walz, and Richard Park. Plus, Alexis forgets what a power washer is.
Oct 12, 2020
#43. Alexis' Favorites, Season 1
As the NHL 2020 season comes to a close and a Stanley Cup champion crowned, Bardown Beauties is closing the door on our inaugural season. We are taking the time to look back on some of our favorite guests and moments. Alexis took the time to go through and pick out her top celebrities and stories including Marcus Foligno (of course...), Pete Blackburn, Kevin Gorg, Bruce Boudreau, and Devin Dubnyk.
Oct 5, 2020
#42. Lightning Strike With NHL Draft Forecast, Guest: ESPN's Chris Peters
Lightning strikes the Cup and are more Wild players (i.e. Devan Dubnyk) on the move? Plus, we preview the 2020 NHL draft with ESPN’s Chris Peters.
Sep 27, 2020
#41. Cheers to Mark Parrish
We are chatting the Cup finals, who is going to be our next captain for the wild, Mark Parrish joins us to discuss his past hockey career and his new career as a vodka Czar.
Sep 21, 2020
#40. So Long CapFinn and Staal, Guest: Matt Hendricks and special host Pat Micheletti
Legend and Beauts favorite, Pat Micheletti joins to break down the early Wild offseason movement. And what does Blaine and Husky legend Matt Hendricks think about it? Plus, as usual, news comes in during record as Mikko Koivu and the Minnesota Wild part ways. Episode 40.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 14, 2020
#39. Pittsburgh Calling On Line 1 - Guest: Tara Slone
The Beauts welcome newest member of the Minnesota Wild Nick Bjugstad and say another farewell to former GM who shall not be named. Plus sportsnet rockstar and amazing woman Tara Slone joins to talk her latest podcast venture.
Sep 7, 2020
#38. The Moose Is Loose, Guest: Wild Forward Marcus Foligno
The day of reckoning for Alexis’ Marcus Foligno Fan Club as the Minnesota Wild forward joins the Beauts to talk the season, family and honoring his mom’s memory with the Janice Foligno Foundation. Plus, the Beauts weigh in on all the Game 7 excitement and how the NHL is pushing forward with new diversity initiatives.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 31, 2020
#37. State of Hockey Passion, Guest: Mitch Helgerson
Black Lives Still Matter. Why hockey still needs to play catch up when it comes to systemic racism following a pause in games. Plus, will Bruce Boudreau land another coaching job? And how do we feel about trades during playoffs? Mitch Helgerson, Minnesota Wild Sr. VP of marketing and ticket sales also joins us to talk about the new fan experience the State of Hockey passion.
Aug 24, 2020
#36. NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton
First round buh byes to the Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames and hello to our second round friends. Jessi and Alexis address Mike Milbury’s comments, and guest Josh Fenton, commissioner of the most desirable D1 men’s hockey conference, outlines his hopes for the future of the sport this season.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 17, 2020
#35. Is overtime hockey worth it? - Guest Audra Martin
Overtime hockey? Inject it into our veins. We make our Stanley Cup picks for the rest of the series, welcome Kirill "The Russian Phenom" Kaprizov to our state, wonder how everything will effect the upcoming college hockey season and guest Audra Martin from Fox Sports North weighs in on covering the Twins and Wild in July.
1 hr 3 min
Aug 10, 2020
#34. Bubble Burst With Just The Beauts
Hockey, hockey, hockey. The Beauts recap an early Minnesota Wild postseason exit, plus hear from Mikko Koivu and Devan Dubnyk on their futures with the Wild, and the team’s future as a whole. Plus, a look at who we think has a chance at the Cup claiming this year.
Aug 3, 2020
#33. Bubble Hockey Lives - Guest Ben Hankinson
Hockey’s back. We cover everything from Qualifers and Game 1 of Wild-Canucks best-of-5 series, to Matt Dumba’s courage in changing the hockey culture, and toss in some NWHL and University of St. Thomas news. PLUS Ben Hankinson joins us to talk player-agent life and even gives us on evasive Dustin Byfuglien has been in ducking his calls.
1 hr 11 min
Jul 27, 2020
#32. Mr. Hockey City Pub Himself - Guest Tom Reid
The Minnesota Wild wrap training camp 2.0 before heading to Edmonton, the Kraken was unleashed and previewing the Minnesota-Vancouver series with Minnesota Wild Radio Network analyst and former Northstar, Tom Reid.
Jul 20, 2020
#31. The woman behind the numbers - Guest Alex Mandryky
News and notes coming out from Week 1 of Minnesota Wild training camp 2.0, plus guest and analytics guru Alex Mandryky from NHL Seattle, is the perfect example of why more women need to be in more sports.
Jul 14, 2020
#30. For the Fans With a Side of Kirill - Guest Jillian Fisher
Video creator and comedian Jillian Fisher joins a shortened Beauts bench (while Alexis works) to chat about poking fun at NHL teams, the culture of fanbases and are Philly fans actually the worst? Plus Evason news Kaprizov reax -- and it’s only day 1 of training camp 2.0.
Jul 6, 2020
Bruce. Is. Back. Bruce Boudreau joins the Beauts for SO much hockey talk (and equally as many laughs), covering everything from playoffs to his shining YouTube hogpile moment. Plus, the Kaprizov watch continues.
1 hr 15 min
Jun 29, 2020
#28. Let’s Make Hockey Better - Guests Brock McGillis and Pat Micheletti
Brock McGillis and the Beauts chat about how to truly change the hockey culture and make “Hockey is for everyone” more than a phrase. Plus, Pat Micheletti offers his outlook on the NHL season.
1 hr 24 min
Jun 22, 2020
#27. Minnesota’s Model - Guest Glen Andresen
Why does elite talent thrive in the State of Hockey? Minnesota Hockey Executive Director Glen Andresen explains the community-based model that has helped put Minnesota on the map. Plus, who do Jessi and Alexis have on their NHL dream team?
Jun 15, 2020
#26. Bylines & Friendship League - Guests Ryan Clark and Alex Frecon
Two guests double the fun as the Beauts continue the racial conversation with The Athletic writer, Ryan Clark & chat growing hockey around the world with Alex Frecon. Plus, Jessi & Alexis name their NHL award winners, and Matt Dumba talks the newly created Hockey Diversity Alliance
1 hr 21 min
Jun 8, 2020
#25. #Sticktosports - Guest Erica Ayala
With the help of Erica Ayala, the Beauts tackle the culture of racial diversity as it pertains to sports and our society.
1 hr 5 min
Jun 1, 2020
#24. Nobody’s Going to Cry for the Bruins - Guest Pete Blackburn
CBS sports writer & Twitter extraordinaire Pete Blackburn is one funny guy. Don’t believe us? Just give him a follow @peteblackburn. Pete joins the Beauts to talk his Twitter humor, how he’ll never lose his love for sports & what he did to force an immediate clapback from singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding. Plus, playoffs baby!
1 hr 2 min
May 29, 2020
Find the helpers
Minneapolis high school hockey player Nyagach Kueth and local teen Aaliyah Murray join the Beauts for a special spinoff to shed some light on a sad state, and how they are working with other Minnesota teens to make a change -- for now and for the future.
May 25, 2020
#23. Super Top Secret Guest
The Beauts are joined by a one-of-a-kind guest to chirp Alexis, plus actual hockey news to talk about including a D1 team being dropped from their program, the plan for the NHL Playoffs, and the new NWHL team in Toronto.
1 hr 9 min
May 18, 2020
#22. Why’d You Wanna Play Cawlidge Hawkey - Guest: Mike Snee
College Hockey Inc., executive director Mike Snee joins the Beauts to talk college hockey growth, the women’s game & why hockey is so special in Minnesota. Jessi and Alexis top it off with NWHL and PWHPA talk and Korean baseball.
1 hr 8 min
May 11, 2020
#21. “God I love you, Bruno” - Guest Andrew Brunette
Minnesota Wild icon Andrew Brunette joins the Beauts to try best Walzy and Park in trivia. Plus, Jessi, Alexis and Producer Fred weigh in on Brendan Leipsic’s comments and the culture of sports and problems in it.
1 hr 8 min
May 4, 2020
#20. Walzy and Parksey. Guests: Wes Walz and Richard Park
Wes Walz and Richard Park take a stroll down memory lane to everyone's favorite 2002-03 season. Plus the Beauts test Walz's and Park's knowledge of their teammates.
1 hr 15 min
Apr 27, 2020
#19. Power washed. Guest: Natalie Darwitz
The Beauts chat with hockey's best, Natalie Darwitz, and Alexis offers up her solution to the return of sports.
Apr 20, 2020
#18. Russo In Lockdown
The Athletic's Michael Russo joins the Beauts to talk Twitter, the best of the best & bugging Jessi in the press box. Hear from Minnesota Wild's captain Mikko Koivu and the Beauts dive into their take on the 'will they/won't they' NHL season.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 13, 2020
#17. Wild'n Out, Guests: Erin Loughrey and Rick Bronwell
The Beauts check in with some of the Minnesota Wild's finest, Erin Loughrey (elite twitter) and Rick "Tricky" Bronwell (pro jock hanger).
1 hr 4 min
Apr 6, 2020
#16. Better Call Mama, Guest: Marney Gellner
Marney Gellner joins the Beauts to talk about her sports resume and just awesome achievements resume which includes her catchphrases, initials title belt and calling Josh Duhamel a friend.
Mar 30, 2020
#15. Tiger King > Sports. Guest: Tom Chorske
Tom Chorske joins the Beauts to talk extra time with the Cup, his Hockey Dads challenge, and continued quarantine life. Plus, how we've been seduced by Tiger King.
Mar 23, 2020
#14. God Bless Google Hangouts. Guest: Paul Allen
The Beauts remain quarantined, trying to make the best of this crazy little time. KFAN's own Paul Allen joins to talk vox in the box, play by play and the best call he ever made.
Mar 16, 2020
#13. Beauts in quarantine (week 1). Guests: Pat Micheletti and Giles Ferrell
Pat Micheletti and Giles Ferrell join in two separate guest segments to talk NHL season future, NHL 20 video games and how each is surviving the sports pause. Plus take a peek into young Alexis' journal and a reminder to be kind.
Mar 12, 2020
#12. Cor OH NO!
Jessi and Alexis hit record while the NHL hits pause on the season. Immediate reax to the coronavirus shutdown.
Mar 9, 2020
#11. Long live EBUGs. Guest: Connor Beaupre
Long live EBUGs! Minnesota wild emergency backup goaltender Connor Beaupre, joins Jessi and Alexis to talk his role with the team, starving in the press box, and more.
Mar 2, 2020
#10. The Legendary Lou Nanne
The man, the myth, the LEGEND Lou Nanne joins us to talk everything from high school hockey on up.
1 hr 14 min
Feb 24, 2020
#9. Shot of Toilet Water > Tequila. Guest: Gerald Mayhew
It's #GerryTime! We're not saying the Beauts helped Gerald Mayhew get the call up from Iowa on Sunday, but we're not saying they didn't either.
Feb 14, 2020
#8. Valentine's Heartbreak: Bruce Boudreau fired. Guests: Paul Fletcher and Danny Hendrickson
Roses are red, Bruce Boudreau is gone, we have an emergency podcast, because the show must go on.
Feb 10, 2020
#7. My love life is currently in shambles. Guests: Dane Mizutani and Megan Ryan
In this episode of Bardown Beauties, Alexis is in Boston for the NWHL All-Star Game, so producer Fred slides into her spot with Jessi to talk about more women's hockey and explore the divide between the NWHL and the PWHPA. This week's guests are Dane...
1 hr 2 min
Feb 3, 2020
#6. I'd be face planting in the middle of a straight away. Guest: Allie Thunstrom
Allie Thunstrom joins the Beauties to discuss what it is like to play for the Minnesota Whitecaps.
Jan 27, 2020
#5. That was the worst trade the Wild ever made. Guest: Pat Micheletti
Pat Micheletti stops by the SotaStick.com studio to talk about the rest of the NHL Season and debate tank or swim.
1 hr 6 min
Jan 20, 2020
#4. Carly Zucker. Nuf said.
The Beauts have a sit down with the one and only Carly Zucker to talk about life, hockey, and trolling.
Jan 13, 2020
#3. And we roll 7 or 8 times into the middle of a cornfield. Guest: Kevin Gorg
FSN North reporter Kevin Gorg sits down with the beauties to go over Hockey Day Minnesota and his hockey life.
Jan 6, 2020
#2. Live from a TRIA Rink closet. Guest: Devan Dubnyk
Special guest, Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk
Dec 29, 2019
#1. Thank you, two day shipping! Guest: Jamie Hersch
Jamie Hersch, from Champlin, Minnesota to NHL TV, plus remembering Doug Woog.